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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O. CD (album) cover


Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Post Rock/Math rock

3.97 | 290 ratings

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5 stars This album is extremely mournful and depressing, it's hard to get through it in one sitting. It's very dynamic, and well produced. Even though they have done the same methods before, they still make it sound new and avoid sounding like they've rehashed their work!

This album is my favorite release from gy!be, even though it's sorta underrated by the fans.

The first set of songs(09-15-00) is the equivilent of getting hit by a train, and flattened like a penny then having it done all over. I would probably say this is my favorite song off the album, it's classic gy!be but the forumla really comes to liff on this one song. Ending on a hint of hope... that's what I like about gy!be. Sometimes the song is immense in sadness but there's always a light at the end of a song.

Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls is a very disocomforting song, while about til 7 minutes builds up into a huge wall of music/noise. Then as a cartoonish "bomb drop" happens the song slowly meanders along with low percussion funeral sound. Ending with a nice crescendo.

MF=Redeemer is a breathtaking journey... built on percussion and guitar mostly, very thin. It's also the most haunting of the songs on this album. It's very echoic til the 2nd part of the song comes in. It slowly comes in with guitar, and drums in the background, with more echoic sounds. It's a musical prophecy...

"This should be played when the news is on, it makes the perfect soundtrack."

Meddler | 5/5 |


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